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Publication - Consultation Paper

Hate crime legislation independent review: consultation (easy-read)

Published: 31 Aug 2017
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781788511940

Easy-read version of consultation to inform the independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale.

32 page PDF

1.6MB

32 page PDF

1.6MB

Contents
Hate crime legislation independent review: consultation (easy-read)
Should the law be extended to other groups?

32 page PDF

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Should the law be extended to other groups?

group of people of mixed ages

We want to know if the law on hate crime should apply to other groups of people.

These groups might include:

Age: both young and older people

male and female silouhettes

Gender: women and men

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Refugees: a person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, punishment, or natural disaster.

caravan

Travellers: certain groups with a travelling lifestyle.

benefits and allowances booklets

People who are homeless, on benefits or use food banks

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Other groups who are often targeted for abuse include paedophiles (whether known or suspected) and drug users.

Question 9

people debating question

Should there be hate crime laws to cover:

Age

Yes / No

Gender

Yes / No

Immigration status

Yes / No

Welfare status

Yes / No

Membership of gypsy/traveller community

Yes / No

Other groups

Yes / No

Please tell which ones:

person thinking of answer to question

Please tell us why?


Contact

Email: Independent review of hate crime legislation - secretariat, secretariat@hatecrimelegislationreview.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG